from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A library from which books may be borrowed or rented for a minimal fee. Also called circulating library.
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- n. library that provides books for use outside the building
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But there was no lending library close, as there had been in Wahine, no weekly trip into town for mail and newspapers and a fresh stack of library books, as there had been in Wahine.
Charlene Ferguson heads Sista’s in the Spirit, a one-woman lending library of self-help books she has collected from garage sales, second-hand stores, and donations.
Sista’s in the Spirit: For information about Charlene Ferguson and her self-help lending library or to donate books, write to email@example.com, or call 303-371-8854.
She’d even started a lending library in town, and she taught reading and writing to the little ones who lived at Swann House.
It will be seen that had De Bury's aim been consummated, a small public lending library would have been founded in Oxford, from which at first only a few duplicates would be issued, but which might, in time, have become an important institution.